November 6, 2017

Today we have an interesting digest with several articles about human microbiome. Additionally, today we also remark part of the recently release book “Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis”, with interesting chapters treating the connections between microbiota and bone health.

(Each file with an asterisk in the start contains open access to fulltext)

 

Human Microbiome

Bone Mechanical Function and the Gut Microbiota – C. J. Hernandez – Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Prebiotics and Bone – Corrie M. Whisner – Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Effects on Bone and Mechanisms – Francisco A. Sylvester – Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Immunology of Gut-Bone Signaling – Fraser L. Collins –  Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Gut Microbiota and Bone Health – Darin Quach – Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Increased stool immunoglobulin A level in children with autism spectrum disorders – Jiaxiu Zhou – Research in Developmental Disabilities (ScienceDirect)

Gut Microbiota and Cancer Patients: A Broad-Ranging Relationship – Giovanni Cammarota – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

* Less Invasive Screening for Colorectal Cancer by Microbiota Analysis: Is it a Reality or an Illusion? – Hisashi Onodera – EBIoMedicine

Safety and Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients With Cancer Treated With Cytotoxic Chemotherapy: A Single-Institution Retrospective Case Series – Mehrdad Hefazi – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Gastric microbial community profiling reveals a dysbiotic cancer-associated microbiota – Rui M Ferreira – Gut (BMJ)

Gut microbiota and hypertension: From pathogenesis to new therapeutic strategies – Yongbo Kang – Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology (ScienceDirect)

Associations Between Microbiota, Mitochondrial Function, and Cognition in Chronic Marijuana Users – Jun Panee – Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology

Genetic mannose binding lectin deficiency is associated with airway microbiota diversity and reduced exacerbation frequency in COPD – Alison J Dicker – Thorax (BMJ)

Molecular characterization of Multidrug Resistant Bacteroides isolates from Hungarian clinical samples – Károly Péter Sárvária – Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance (ScienceDirect)

* Commentary: Human Intestinal Microbiota and Colorectal Cancer: Moving Beyond Associative Studies – Christian Jobin – Gastroenterology

Faecal microbiota transplantation versus placebo for moderate-to-severe irritable bowel syndrome: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, single-centre trial – Peter Holger Johnsen – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Estrogens and Female Liver Health – Karen L. Chena – Steroids (ScienceDirect)

 

Beneficial microbes

(Provisionally accepted, Full text available soon) Probiotic Bacteria Alter Pattern-Recognition Receptor Expression and Cytokine Profile in a Human Macrophage Model Challenged with Candida albicans and Lipopolysaccharide – Victor H. Matsubara – Frontiers in Microbiology

* Butyrate and propionate inhibit antigen-specific CD8+ T cell activation by suppressing IL-12 production by antigen-presenting cells – Claudia Nastasi – Scientific Reports (NPG)

 

Animal Microbiome

(Provisionally accepted, Full text available soon) The Gut Entomotype of Red Palm Weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae) and Their Effect on Host Nutrition Metabolism – Abrar Muhammad – Frontiers in Microbiology

Porcine small and large intestinal microbiota rapidly hydrolyze the masked mycotoxin deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside and release deoxynivalenol in spiked batch cultures in vitro – Silvia W. Gratz – Applied and Environmental Microbiology (ASM)

A stable core gut microbiota across fresh- to saltwater transition for farmed Atlantic salmon – Knut Rudi – Applied and Environmental Microbiology (ASM)

Fecal microbiota transplant from highly feed efficient donors shows little effects on age-related changes in feed efficiency-associated fecal microbiota in chickens – Sina-Catherine Siegerstetter – Applied and Environmental Microbiology (ASM)

Short communication: The effect of heat treatment of bovine colostrum on the concentration of oligosaccharides in colostrum and in the intestine of neonatal male Holstein calves – Amanda J. Fischer – Journal of Dairy Science

* Progressive Colonization of Bacteria and Degradation of Rice Straw in the Rumen by Illumina Sequencing – Yanfen Cheng – Frontiers in Microbiology

* Neuroprotective effect of Ruminococcus albus on oxidatively stressed SH-SY5Y cells and animals – Jieun Park – Scientific Reports (NPG)

* Gut dysbiosis and impairment of immune system homeostasis in perinatally-exposed mice to Bisphenol A precede obese phenotype development – Yann Malaisé – Scientific Reports (NPG)

Impact of Enteric Health and Mucosal Permeability on Skeletal Health and Lameness in Poultry – L. R. Bielke – Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Gut Microbiota Are Disease-Modifying Factors After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury – Kristina A. Kigerl – Neurotherapeutics (SpringerLink)

 

Food Microbes

(Provisionally accepted, Full text available soon) Extractive Fermentation of Lactic Acid in Lactic Acid Bacteria Cultivation: A Review – Majdiah Othman – Frontiers in Microbiology

* Diversity within Italian Cheesemaking Brine-Associated Bacterial Communities Evidenced by Massive Parallel 16S rRNA Gene Tag Sequencing – Marilena Marino – Frontiers in Microbiology

The main spoilage-related psychrotrophic bacteria in refrigerated raw milk – J.C. Ribeiro Júnior – Journal of Dairy Science

* Preprint: Kombucha as a model system for multispecies microbial cooperation: theoretical promise, methodological challenges and new solutions ‘in solution’ – Alexander Niall May – BioRxiv

* New microbial resource: microbial diversity, function and dynamics in Chinese liquor starter – Yuhong Huang – Scientific Reports (NPG)

 

Environmental Microbes

(Provisionally accepted, Full text available soon) Illumina-Based Analysis of Endophytic and Rhizosphere Bacterial Diversity of the Coastal Halophyte Messerschmidia sibirica – Xueying Tian – Frontiers in Microbiology

Perturbation of seafloor bacterial community structure by drilling waste discharge – Tan T. Nguyen – Marine Pollution Bulletin

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November 5, 2017

 

A shorter digest today, but includes a lot of human gut microbiome studies and a cool study on microbes used to treat snake bites!

General microbiome

Comparison of two Jatropha species (Euphorbiaceae) used popularly to treat snakebites in Northeastern Brazil: Chemical profile, inhibitory activity against Bothrops erythromelas venom and antibacterial activity – Juliana Félix-Silva, Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Multi-site human microbiome

A slippery slope: On the origin, role and physiology of mucus – Farhan Taherali, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews

Human gut microbiome

Faecal microbiota transplantation versus placebo for moderate-to-severe irritable bowel syndrome: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, single-centre trial –  Peter Holger Johnsen, The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Estrogens and Female Liver Health – Karen L. Chen, Steroids

Safety and Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients With Cancer Treated With Cytotoxic Chemotherapy: A Single-Institution Retrospective Case Series – Mehrdad Hefazi, Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Gut Microbiota and Cancer Patients: A Broad-Ranging Relationship – Giovanni Cammarota, Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Gut microbiota and hypertension: From pathogenesis to new therapeutic strategies – Yongbo Kang, Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Preface to “Gut microbiome in health and disease” – Maikel P. Peppelenbosch, Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology

Results of the implementation of a multidisciplinary programme of faecal microbiota transplantation by colonoscopy for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection – Antonio López-Sanromán, Gastroenterología y Hepatología (English Edition)

Animal experiments

Alterations in ruminal bacterial populations at induction and recovery from diet-induced milk fat depression in dairy cows – D.W. Pitta, Journal of Dairy Science

Chronic chlorpyrifos exposure elicits diet-specific effects on metabolism and the gut microbiome in rats – Bing Fang, Food and Chemical Toxicology

Housing influences tissue cytokine levels and the fecal bacterial community structure in rats – Padmaja Shastri, Journal of Functional Foods

An intact gut microbiota may be required for lactoferrin-driven immunomodulation in rats – Yongping Wen, Journal of Functional Foods

Untargeted metabolomic profiling of urine in Wistar rats reveals enhanced bioavailability of soy isoflavones post short-term consumption of noni (Morinda citrifolia) juice – José-Manuel Fallas-Ramirez, Journal of Functional Foods

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Long and short term effects of solarization on soil microbiome and agricultural production – Housam Kanaan, Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial communities involved in biogas production exhibit high resilience to heat shocks – Abendroth Christian, Bioresource Technology

Food microbiome

Application of high-throughput pyrosequencing in the analysis of microbiota of food commodities procured from small and large retail outlets in a U.S. metropolitan area – A pilot study – Daleniece Higgins, Food Research International

Microbial ecology along the processing of Spanish olives darkened by oxidation – Eduardo Medina, Food Control

Co-fermentation of onion and whey: A promising synbiotic combination – Federica Tinello, Journal of Functional Foods

Diverse yeasts for diverse fermented beverages and foods – Chris Todd Hittinger, Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Techniques

Microbiome measurement: Possibilities and pitfalls – Djawad Radjabzadeh, Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology

High-throughput eDNA monitoring of fungi to track functional recovery in ecological restoration – DongFeng Yan, Biological Conservation

Commensal Koch’s postulates: establishing causation in human microbiota research – B Anne Neville, Current Opinion in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Disease outbreak at Marine Corps boot camp abates in San Diego – Carl Prine, The San Diego Union-Tribune

November 1, 2017

Happy November everybody! We have an interesting collection of articles today. Co-cultivation of plant beneficial fungi as an effective strategy to modulate the production of bioactive metabolites and a review on the benefits of berries and their phytochemicals on the digestive and immune systems. Enjoy!

Events and jobs

Microbiology Lab Assistant – Seattle, Washington – Labcorp

General microbiome

The Microbiome in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Exposed Controls: An Exploratory Study – Hemmings, Sian M.J – Pyschosomatic Medicine

Human respiratory microbiome

Review : CF Airway Microbiome: Overturning the Old, Opening the Way for the New – George A. O’Toole – Journal of Bacteriology

Human oral microbiome

Effect of maltitol-containing chewing gum use on the composition of dental plaque microbiota in subjects with active dental caries – Erica M. Prosdocimi – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

The circulating microbiome signature and inferred functional metagenomics in alcoholic hepatitis – Puneet Puri – Hepatology

Diet, Environments, and Gut Microbiota. A Preliminary Investigation in Children Living in Rural and Urban Burkina Faso and Italy – Carlotta De Filippo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gut microbiome of mothers delivering prematurely shows reduced diversity and lower relative abundance of Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus – Cecilie Dahl – Plos One

Review : Systematic review of the effects of the intestinal microbiota on selected nutrients and non-nutrient – Colette Shortt – European Journal of Nutrition

Cereal products derived from wheat, sorghum, rice and oats alter the infant gut microbiota in vitro – Hasinika K. A. H. Gamage – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Antibiotic treatment disrupts bacterial communities in the colon and rectum of SIV-infected macaques – Alexander S. Zevin – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Ophiopogonin D alleviates high-fat diet–induced metabolic syndrome and changes the structure of gut microbiota in mice – Siyu Chen – The FASEB Journal

Animal microbiome

Bacterial Species Identified on the Skin of Bottlenose Dolphins Off Southern California via Next Generation Sequencing Techniques – Corey D. Russo – Microbial Ecology

Skin and fur bacterial diversity and community structure on American southwestern bats: effects of habitat, geography and bat traits – Ara S. Winter – PeerJ

Analysis of the Microbial Diversity in the Fecal Material of Giraffes – Jessica M. Schmidt – Current Microbiology

Morphological and genetic factors shape the microbiome of a seabird species (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) more than environmental and social factors – Douglas S. Pearce – Microbiome

Metabolomics

Plasma Metabolites From Choline Pathway and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in the PREDIMED (Prevention With Mediterranean Diet) Study – Marta Guasch-Ferré – Journal of the American Heart Association

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Strong Regionality and Dominance of Anaerobic Bacterial Taxa Characterize Diazotrophic Bacterial Communities of the Arcto-Alpine Plant Species Oxyria digyna and Saxifraga oppositifolia – Manoj Kumar – Frontiers in Microbiology

An endophytic Bacillus strain promotes growth of oil palm seedling by fine root biofilm formation – MdHoirul Azri – Rhizosphere

Effect of auxin producing and phosphate solubilizing bacteria on mobility of soil phosphorus, growth rate, and P acquisition by wheat plants – Guzel R. Kudoyarova – Acta Physiologiae Plantarum

Contrasting effects of ammonium and nitrate additions on the biomass of soil microbial communities and enzyme activities in subtropical China – Chuang Zhang – Biogeosciences

Impact of land use change and soil organic carbon quality on microbial diversity in soils across Europe – Márton Szoboszlay – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbial Diversity and Community Structure of Sulfate-Reducing and Sulfur-Oxidizing Bacteria in Sediment Cores from the East China Sea – Yu Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Rhizosphere-associated Pseudomonas induce systemic resistance to herbivores at the cost of susceptibility to bacterial pathogens – Cara H. Haney – Molecular Ecology

*Co-Culture of Plant Beneficial Microbes as Source of Bioactive Metabolites – F. Vinale – Scientific Reports

Introducing BASE: the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database – Andrew Bissett – Gigascience

Water and extremophile microbiome

Anaerobic digestion of spent mushroom substrate under thermophilic conditions: performance and microbial community analysis – Zheng Xiao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Metagenomic characterization of biofilter microbial communities in a full-scale drinking water treatment plant – Seungdae Oh – Water Research

Distinct microbial communities in the active and permafrost layers on the Tibetan Plateau – Yong-Liang Chen – Molecular Ecology

Community composition and assembly processes of the free-living and particle-attached bacteria in Taihu Lake – Dayong Zhao – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Food Microbiology

Anti-obesity Effect of Exopolysaccharides Isolated from Kefir Grains – Juha Lim – J. Agric. Food Chem

Modulating Effects of Dicaffeoylquinic Acids from Ilex Kudingcha on Intestinal Microecology in vitro – Minhao Xie – Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry

*Review of the health effects of berries and their phytochemicals on the digestive and immune systems – Coen Govers – Nutrition Reviews

Probiotics / prebiotics

Single-species versus dual-species probiotic supplementation as an emerging therapeutic strategy for obesity – G.Karimi – Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases

Bioinformatics

ROCker: accurate detection and quantification of target genes in short-read metagenomic data sets by modeling sliding-window bitscores – Luis H. Orellana – Nucleic Acids Research

Phages and viruses

Review : Assessing Species Diversity Using Metavirome Data: Methods and Challenges – Damayanthi Herath – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

Microbes in the news

Caves Host Gooey Biofilms Built by Methane-Eating Bacteria

3D Printed Artificial Small Intestine to Advance Research on Gut Bacteria

Enzymes from dangerous bacteria turn into important tools for protein chemistry

Microbes on the market

The University Medical Center Groningen and Novogene announce the start of the 10K Metagenome Project

Science, publishing, and career

Book Chapter : Leading Change in Undergraduate STEM Education – Adam K. Leibovich – Educational and Outreach Projects from the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative Undergraduate and Graduate Education Volume 1

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

Congratulations Nancy Scherich! The winner of this year’s ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ contest

ROSINA spectral measurements bring comet’s chemistry to life

Scary as they are, few vampires have a backbone

 

October 30, 2017

Today’s digest is short and sweet — including some articles on the connection between gut and bone metabolism, the biodegradation of oil in the ocean, and a good number of rhizosphere papers. Enjoy!

General Microbiome

Listeria monocytogenes virulence factors are secreted in biologically active Extracellular Vesicles – Carolina Coelho, bioRxiv

Multi-site human microbiome

Microbiota and cancer: a complex equation with a lot of exciting unknowns – Oxana Dmitrieva, Seminars in Immunology

Osteomicrobiology: A New Cross-Disciplinary Research Field – Claes Ohlsson, Calcified Tissue International

Prebiotics, Bone and Mineral Metabolism – Corrie M. Whisner, Calcified Tissue International

Human gut microbiome

Gut dysbiosis breaks immunological tolerance toward the central nervous system during young adulthood – Sudhir K. Yadav, PNAS

Clostridium difficile in Older Adults – Curtis J. Donskey, Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

The Microbiome That Shapes Us: Can It Cause Obesity? – Endashaw Omer, Current Gastroenterology Reports

Human oral microbiome

Infection’s Sweet Tooth: How Glycans Mediate Infection and Disease Susceptibility – Steven L. Taylor, Trends in Microbiology

Animal experiments

Comparing microbiotas in the upper aerodigestive and lower respiratory tracts of lambs – Laura Glendinning, Microbiome

Dietary changes in nutritional studies shape the structural and functional composition of the pigs’ fecal microbiome-from days to weeks – Bruno Tilocca, Microbiome

Hindgut mucosa-associated microbiome interacting with host regulating Escherichia coli O157:H7 shedding in cattle – Ou Wang, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Divergent responses of forest soil microbial communities under elevated CO2 in different depths of upper soil layers – Hao Yu, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbial Degradation of Phenanthrene in Pristine and Contaminated Sandy Soils – Alexandra Schwarz, Microbial Ecology

Identification of heterotrophic zinc mobilization processes among bacterial strains isolated from wheat rhizosphere (Triticum aestivum L) – Benjamin Costerousse, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Seed defense biopriming with bacterial cyclodipeptides triggers immunity in cucumber and pepper – Geun Cheol Song, Scientific Reports

Characterization and potential of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria isolated from native Andean crops – Katty Ogata-Gutiérrez, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Water and extremophiles microbiome

Biodegradation of dispersed oil in seawater is not inhibited by a commercial oil spill dispersant – Odd G. Brakstad, Marine Pollution Bulletin

Functional characteristics and influence factors of microbial community in sewage sludge composting with inorganic bulking agent – Ke Wang, Bioresource Technology

Food microbiology

Yeast microbiota in artisanal cheeses from Corrientes, Argentina – Marina C. Cardozo, Revista Argentina de Microbiología

Flavonoids as detoxifying and pro-survival agents: What’s new? – Geir Bjørklund, Food and Chemical Toxicology

Techniques

Impact of DNA extraction, sample dilution, and reagent contamination on 16S rRNA gene sequencing of human feces – Eliana P. Velásquez-Mejía, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbes in the News

How a 672,000-Gallon Oil Spill Was Nearly Invisible – CHRISTINA CARON, New York Times

October 29, 2017

Multiple reviews and a great deal on plant, soil, and root microbiomes.

General microbiome
Quantifying the strength of quorum sensing crosstalk within microbial communities – Kalinga Pavan T. Silva – PLoS Computational Biology

An Important Role for Purifying Selection in Archaeal Genome Evolution – Zhe Lyu – MSystems

Review: Functional Genomics of Host–Microbiome Interactions in Humans – Francesca Luca – Trends in Genetics

Review: Pharmacological efficacy/toxicity of drugs: A Comprehensive update about the dynamic interplay of microbes – J.A. Gimenez-Bastida – Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pregnancy and early life
Editorial: Another reason to favor exclusive breastfeeding: microbiome resilience – Alessio Fasano – Jornal de Pediatria
Paper referred: Breastfeeding increases microbial community resilience – Isabel I.Carvalho-Ramos – Jornal de Pediatria

Review: Glycan Utilization and Cross-Feeding Activities by Bifidobacteria – Francesca Turroni – Trends in Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome
Review: Lung epithelium: barrier immunity to inhaled fungi and driver of fungal-associated allergic asthma – Darin L Wiesner – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Human oral microbiome
Review: Oral Tolerance Development and Maintenance – Erik Wambre – Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America

Human skin microbiome
Review: Evidence-based update on rosacea comorbidities and their common physiologic pathways – Anna D. Holmes – Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Human gut microbiome
Gut microbiome composition in lean patients with NASH is associated with liver damage independent from caloric intake: a prospective pilot study – Sebastião Mauro Bezerra Duarte – Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases

Review: Gut microbiota and obesity: Concepts relevant to clinical care – Maria Carlota Dao – European Journal of Internal Medicine

Animal experiments
Effect of yeast supplementation on digestibility, fecal microbiota and serum endotoxin levels in non-exercising and exercising horses – A.A.O. Gobesso – Livestock Science

Ethanol extract of Atractylodis macrocephalae Rhizoma ameliorates insulin resistance and gut microbiota in type 2 diabetic db/db mice – Wen-You Zhang – Journal of Functional Foods

Supplementation of pancreatic digestive enzymes alters the composition of intestinal microbiota in mice – Hiroki Nishiyama – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Potential for plant biocontrol activity of isolated Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus stratosphericus strains against bacterial pathogens acting through both induced plant resistance and direct antagonism – Kaliannan Durairaj – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Biofilm formation is determinant in tomato rhizosphere colonization by Bacillus velezensis FZB42 – Ameen Al-Ali – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Immobilization of Lead Migrating from Contaminated Soil in Rhizosphere Soil of Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) and Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa) Using Hydroxyapatite – Masahiko Katoh – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Enhancement of 14C-phenanthrene mineralisation in the presence of plant-root biomass in PAH-NAPL amended soil – Gabriela M.Vázquez-Cuevas – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Impact of fomesafen on the soil microbial communities in soybean fields in Northeastern China – XH Wu – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
DOI not available yet.

Continuum of root–fungal symbioses for plant nutrition – Marcel G. A. van der Heijden – PNAS

Rolling a mycobiome down a hill: endophytes in the Taiwanese Cloud Forest – Daniel Thomas – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome
Antimicrobial properties and the influence of temperature on secondary metabolite production in cold environment soil fungi – Yogabaanu Ulaganathan – Polar Science

Microbial diversity from chlorophyll maximum, oxygen minimum and bottom zones in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean – Renata Medina-Silva – Journal of Marine Systems

Microbial communities in biological denitrification system using methanol as carbon source for treatment of reverse osmosis concentrate from coking wastewater – Enchao Li – Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination

Review: Periodic survey by metagenomic analysis on the marine microbial communities in an enclosed bay locating at Sanriku coast off northern Japan in the Pacific Ocean – Shugo Watabe – The JSFS 85th Anniversary-Commemorative International Symposium

Review: Synthesizing redox biogeochemistry at aquatic interfaces – Maximilian Peter Lau – Limnologica – Ecology and Management of Inland Waters

Review: The role of operating parameters and oxidative damage mechanisms of Advanced Chemical Oxidation Processes in the combat against antibiotic-resistant bacteria and resistance genes present in urban wastewater – I. Michael-Kordatou – Water Research

Built environment
The influence of the internal microbiome on the materials used for construction of the transmission natural gas pipelines in the Lodz Province – Agnieszka Staniszewska – E3S Web of Conferences

Application and microbial ecology of psychrotrophs in domestic wastewater treatment at low temperature – Zhenzhen Xu – Chemosphere

Food microbiology
Review: Virgin olive oil yeasts: A review – Ciafardini Gino – Food Microbiology

Effect of vacuum and modified atmosphere packaging on the microbiological, chemical and sensory properties of tropical red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) fillets stored at 4 °C – Adèle Silbande – International Journal of Food Microbiology

The microbiota of eight species of dehydrated edible seaweeds from North West Spain – Ana del Olmo – Food Microbiology

Microbiological, chemical and sensory spoilage analysis of raw Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) stored under modified atmospheres – L. Kuuliala – Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Improvement of lactic acid bacteria viability in acid conditions employing agroindustrial co-products as prebiotic on alginate ionotropic gel matrix co-encapsulation – Victor Serrano-Casas – Journal of Functional Foods

Hospital antimicrobial stewardship: the way forward – Céline Pulcinia – The Lancet

Phages and viruses
How do bacteriophages promote antibiotic resistance in the environment? – José Luis Balcázar – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Predicting virus emergence amid evolutionary noise – Jemma L. Geoghegan – Open Biology

Bioinformatics
A comparison of bioinformatic approaches for 16S rRNA gene profiling of food bacterial microbiota – Francesca De Filippis – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Techniques
A semi-quantitative method for point-of-care assessments of specific pathogenic bioaerosols using a portable microfluidics-based device – Qi Liu – Journal of Aerosol Science

Machine-assisted cultivation and analysis of biofilms – Silla H. Hansen – bioRxiv

Review: Next-generation sequencing applications in clinical bacteriology – Yair Motro – Biomolecular Detection and Quantification

Genome Announcements
Nitrincola alkalilacustris sp. nov. and Nitrincola schmidtii sp. nov., alkaliphilic bacteria isolated from soda pans, and emended description of the genus Nitrincola – Andrea K. Borsodi – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Paenibacillus solanacearum sp. nov., isolated from rhizosphere soil of a tomato plant – Hayoung Cho – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Paenibacillus nebraskensis sp. nov., isolated from the root surface of field-grown maize – Peter Kämpfer – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Nioella aestuarii sp. nov., of the family Rhodobacteraceae, isolated from tidal flat – In-Tae Cha – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Microbes in the news
Puerto Rico reports 76 cases of deadly bacteria caused by tainted water – CNN Wire – KFOR

Microbes on the market
Global Human Microbiome Market Size and Forecast to 2021 – medGadget

Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RTTR) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research – Sebastian Weber – The Ledge Gazette

October 28, 2017

A huge Saturday digest (150+ alerts), with many articles in the gut and animal microbiome.

Events and jobs
Postdoctoral researcher in Human Microbiome-Immune System Interactions – University of Luxembourg

Microbiome in Sexual, Maternal and Child Health Symposium – November 29, 2017

Pregnancy and early life
Gut microbiome in gestational diabetes: A Cross-sectional study of mothers and offspring 5 years post-partum – Sayyid Hasan – Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandivanica

The Influence of Proton Pump Inhibitors on the Fecal Microbiome of Infants with Gastroesophageal Reflux-A Prospective Longitudinal Interventional Study
Christoph Castellani – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Gut microbiome of mothers delivering prematurely shows reduced diversity and lower relative abundance of Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus – Cecilie Dahl – PLoS One

2 articles on iron supplements in the American Journal of Nutrition:
Review: Effects of iron fortification and supplementation on the gut microbiome and diarrhea in infants and children: a review – Daniela Paganini – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Review: Excess iron intake as a factor in growth, infections, and development of infants and young children – Bo Lönnerdal – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Human skin microbiome
RNase 7 participates in cutaneous innate control of Corynebacterium amycolatum – Stephanie Walter – Scientific Reports

FKBP12-Dependent Inhibition of Calcineurin Mediates Immunosuppressive Antifungal Drug Action in Malassezia – Giuseppe Ianiri – mBio

Human oral microbiome
Changes in periodontal and microbial parameters after the space maintainers application – M Aydinbelge – Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

Microbiome associated with dentures malodour – Shai Yitzhaki – Journal of Breath Research

Human gut microbiome
Gut microbiomes of mobile predators vary with landscape context and species identity – Julia Tiede – Ecology and Evolution

Distinct Microbial Communities Trigger Colitis Development upon Intestinal Barrier Damage via Innate or Adaptive Immune Cells – Urmi Roy – Cell Reports

Bile salt hydrolase-mediated inhibitory effect of Bacteroides ovatus on growth of Clostridium difficile – Soobin Yoon – Journal of Microbiology

Small-molecule inhibitors directly target CARD9 and mimic its protective variant in inflammatory bowel disease – Elizaveta S. Leshchiner – PNAS

Guiding longitudinal sampling in IBD cohorts – Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza – Gut
Paper referenced: A microbial signature for Crohn’s disease – Victoria Pascal – Gut

Distinctive Gut Microbiota Is Associated with Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli Infections in Chilean Children – Pablo Gallardo – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Gut Microbiota Perturbations in Reactive Arthritis and Post-Infectious Spondyloarthritis – Julia Manasson – Arthritis and Rheumatology

Severe intestinal dysbiosis is prevalent in primary Sjögren’s syndrome and is associated with systemic disease activity – Thomas Mandl – Arthritis Research and Therapy

Review: Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Strategies for Host Adaptation – Christopher J. Anderson – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Visceral Congestion in Heart Failure: Right Ventricular Dysfunction, Splanchnic Hemodynamics, and the Intestinal Microenvironment – Vincenzo B. Polsinelli – Current Heart Failure Reports

Review: Gut Microbiota Contribute to Age-Related Changes in Skeletal Muscle Size, Composition, and Function: Biological Basis for a Gut-Muscle Axis – Gregory J. Grosicki – Calcified Tissue International

Animal experiments
Multi-omics Comparative Analysis Reveals Multiple Layers of Host Signaling Pathway Regulation by the Gut Microbiota – Nathan P. Manes – MSystems

The yeast form of the fungus Candida albicans promotes persistence in the gut of gnotobiotic mice – Lena Böhm – PLoS Pathogens

Clinical Effect of IRT-5 Probiotics on Immune Modulation of Autoimmunity or Alloimmunity in the Eye – Jaeyoung Kim – Nutrients

Periodontal pathogenic bacteria, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans affect non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by altering gut microbiota and glucose metabolism – Rina Komazaki – Scientific Reports

β-Glucans in food modify colonic microflora by inducing antimicrobial protein, calprotectin, in a Dectin-1-induced-IL-17F-dependent manner – T Kamiya – Mucosal Immunology

Microbiome-driven allergic lung inflammation is ameliorated by short-chain fatty acids – A Cait – Mucosal Immunology

Effects of direct-fed microorganisms and enzyme blend co-administration on intestinal bacteria in broilers fed diets with or without antibiotics – T E Askelson – Poultry Science

16S rDNA analysis of the effect of fecal microbiota transplantation on pulmonary and intestinal flora – Tianhao Liu – 3 Biotech

Adaptation to Chronic Nutritional Stress Leads to Reduced Dependence on Microbiota in Drosophila melanogaster – Berra Erkosar – mBio

Characterization of fecal fat composition and gut derived fecal microbiota in high-fat diet fed rats following intervention with chito-oligosaccharide and resistant starch complexes – Wenting Shang – Food and Function

Genetic ablation of Cyp8b1 preserves host metabolic function by repressing steatohepatitis and altering gut microbiota composition – Jay V Patankar – American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism

Effects of a probiotic (SLAB51™) on clinical and histologic variables and microbiota of cats with chronic constipation/megacolon: a pilot study – G. Rossi – Beneficial Microbes

Bacteriocin biosynthesis contributes to the anti-inflammatory capacities of probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum – X. Yin – Beneficial Microbes

Animal microbiome
Large-scale cultivation of the bumblebee gut microbiota reveals an underestimated bacterial species diversity capable of pathogen inhibition – Jessy Praet – Environmental Microbiology

Bacterial community of a spider, Marpiss magister (Salticidae) – Lihua Zhang – 3 Biotech

Fecal bacterial communities of wild-captured and stranded green turtles (Chelonia mydas) on the Great Barrier Reef – S Shamim – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

RECRUITMENT AND ESTABLISHMENT OF THE GUT MICROBIOME IN ARCTIC SHOREBIRDS – Kirsten Frond – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

The gorgonian coral Eunicella labiata hosts a distinct prokaryotic consortium amenable to cultivation – Tina Keller-Costa – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Inheritance and Establishment of Gut Microbiota in Chickens – Jinmei Ding – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity and Transmission of Gut Bacteria in Atta and Acromyrmex Leaf-Cutting Ants during Development – Mariya Zhukova – Frontiers in Microbiology

Seawater transfer alters the intestinal microbiota profiles of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) – Carola E. Dehler – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Characterizing endophytic competence and plant growth promotion of bacterial endophytes inhabiting the seed endosphere of Rice – Denver I. Walitang – BMC Microbiology

Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae B728a Regulates Multiple Stages of Plant Colonization via the Bacteriophytochrome BphP1 – Regina McGrane – mBio

The Sphagnome Project: enabling ecological and evolutionary insights through a genus-level sequencing project – David J. Weston – New Phytologist

Bacterial Synergism in Lignocellulose Biomass Degradation – Complementary Roles of Degraders As Influenced by Complexity of the Carbon Source – Larisa Cortes-Tolalpa – Frontiers in Microbiology

Modulation of the efficiency of trace metal phytoremediation by Sedum plumbizincicola by microbial community structure and function – Jinyu Hou – Plant and Soil

Water and extremophile microbiome
Microbial community differentiation between active and inactive sulfide chimneys of the Kolumbo submarine volcano, Hellenic Volcanic Arc – Christos A. Christakis – Extremophiles

Variability in carbon uptake and (re)cycling in Antarctic cryptoendolithic microbial ecosystems demonstrated through radiocarbon analysis of organic biomarkers – A. L. Brady – GE Biology

High reactivity of deep biota under anthropogenic CO2 injection into basalt – Rosalia Trias – Nature Communications

Editorial: Marine microbiome as source of natural products – Fernando de la Calle – Microbial Biotechnology

Elucidating the impact of microbial community biodiversity on pharmaceutical biotransformation during wastewater treatment – Lauren B. Stadler – Microbial Biotechnology

Magnetite production and transformation in the methanogenic consortia from coastal riverine sediments – Shiling Zheng – Journal of Microbiology

Opportunistic Pathogens and Microbial Communities and Their Associations with Sediment Physical Parameters in Drinking Water Storage Tank Sediments – Ke Qin – Pathogens

Review: Methods of ammonia removal in anaerobic digestion: a review – Niclas Krakat – Water Science and Technology

Response of marine bacteria to oil contamination and to high pressure and low temperature deep sea conditions – Hanna Fasca – Microbiology Open

Built environment
The York Gospels: a 1000-year biological palimpsest – Matthew D. Teasdale – Royal Society Open Science (sequencing of parchment)

Conductive properties of methanogenic biofilms – Cheng Li – Bioelectrochemistry

Pulse electromagnetic fields enhance extracellular electron transfer in magnetic bioelectrochemical systems – Huihui Zhou – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Microbes in space
Microbial biodiversity assessment of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars 2016 mission – Kaisa Koskinen – Microbiome

Food microbiology
Safety assessment of transgenic canola RF3 with bar and barstar gene on Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats by 90-day feeding test – Tianqi Lang – Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Review: The role of wine and food polyphenols in oral health – Adelaida Esteban-Fernández – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Review: The agri-food chain and antimicrobial resistance: A review – John A. Hudson – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Review: Food derived anti-adhesive components against bacterial adhesion: Current progresses and future perspectives – Xiaohong Sun – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Effect of a yoghurt drink containing Lactobacillus strains on bacterial vaginosis in women – a double-blind, randomised, controlled clinical pilot trial – C. Laue – Beneficial Microbes

Bifidobacterium longum BB536 alleviated upper respiratory illnesses and modulated gut microbiota profiles in Malaysian pre-school children – A.S.-Y. Lau – Beneficial Microbes

Prebiotics for the prevention of allergies: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – C. Cuello-Garcia – Clinical and Experimental Allergy

Review: Metronidazole: an update on metabolism, structure-cytotoxicity and resistance mechanisms – Simon A Dingsdag – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Selective Proteomic Analysis of Antibiotic-Tolerant Cellular Subpopulations in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms – Brett M. Babin – mBio

Phages and viruses
Diel cycling and long-term persistence of viruses in the ocean’s euphotic zone – Frank O. Aylward – PNAS

Bioinformatics
MegaGTA: a sensitive and accurate metagenomic gene-targeted assembler using iterative de Bruijn graphs – Dinghua Li – BMC Bioinformatics

EBI Metagenomics in 2017: enriching the analysis of microbial communities, from sequence reads to assemblies – Alex L. Mitchell – Nucleic Acids Research

Techniques
A novel baiting microcosm approach used to identify the bacterial community associated with Penicillium bilaii hyphae in soil – Behnoushsadat Ghodsalavi – PLoS One

New Genomes
Bacillus kwashiorkori sp. nov., a new bacterial species isolated from a malnourished child using culturomics – El hadji Seck – Microbiology Open

Genome Sequence of Geobacillus stearothermophilus DSM 458, an Antimicrobial-Producing Thermophilic Bacterium, Isolated from a Sugar Beet Factory – Kevin Egan – Genome Announcements

Microbes in the news
Doctors warn new parents: Step away from the vaginal fluid swabs – Beth Mole – ARS Technica

New study details bacteria’s ‘sense of touch’ – Brooks Hays – UPI
Paper: Obstruction of pilus retraction stimulates bacterial surface sensing – Courtney K. Ellison – Science

T-Cell Enzyme Uses Deadly Multipronged Attack on Bacteria – GEN News
Paper: Granzyme B Disrupts Central Metabolism and Protein Synthesis in Bacteria to Promote an Immune Cell Death Program – Farokh Dotiwala – Cell

Gut bacteria could determine whether you develop PTSD – Sian Bradley – Wired (Paper from July 19)

Gut bacteria bolster disease research in labs – UNC Health Care

The Next Big Performance Enhancing Drug: Bacteria From Elite Athletes’ Guts? – Peter Audrey Smith – Men’s Journal

Microbes on the market
French Biotech’s Crohn’s Candidate Glides Through Phase I – Alex Dale – Lab Biotech

Enterome’s EB8018, a First-in-class Drug Candidate Targeting Crohn’s Disease, Successfully Completes Phase I Study in Healthy Volunteers – Enterome – Cision (same as above link, more detail)

October 9, 2017

Events and jobs
Postdoctoral Researcher (Experimental or Computational) – Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

The Brito Lab at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY works in the area of systems biology of the human microbiome. We are looking for talented postdocs to fill two open positions for postdoctoral researchers interested in investigating mechanistic linkages between microbes and human health outcomes.

Postdoctoral candidates can have an experimental or computational background, or both. One of the positions will be focused on engineering—any experience with synthetic biology or biomaterials is a plus. There are a range of projects in the lab relating to: clinically relevant populations (i.e. inflammatory bowel and neutropenic patients); environmental transmission of organisms and antibiotic resistance; genetic engineering of bacteria; and international research related to the microbiome. The lab strives on the diverse backgrounds of students and postdocs (e.g. microbiology, biomedical engineering, computational biology and genetics).

Start dates are flexible, but could be as early as this Fall. Interested late-stage graduate students or recently-obtained PhDs, should send Ilana Brito (ibrito (at) cornell.edu) a cover letter and CV. Promising candidates will be invited for an interview. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Pregnancy and early life
Diagnosis and management of diaper dermatitis in infants with emphasis on skin microbiota in the diaper area – Maja Šikić Pogačar – International Journal of Dermatology

Human respiratory microbiome
Upregulation of bacterial-specific Th1 and Th17 responses that are enriched in CXCR5+ CD4+ T cells in non-small cell lung cancer – Qin-Yun Ma – International Immunopharmacology

Human gut microbiome
Review: Microbiome-health interactions in older people – Paul W. O’Toole – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Review: Selected aspects of the human gut microbiota – Marco Ventura – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Review: A comprehensive review of non-enterica subspecies of Salmonella enterica – Alexandre Lamas – Microbiological Research

Animal experiments
Effect of dietary supplements in American bullfrogs reared in low and high stocking densities – Jorgina Juliana Gradisse Freitas – Aquaculture Reports

Animal microbiome
Stenotrophomonas-like bacteria are widespread symbionts in cone snail venom ducts – Joshua P. Torres – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Microbial Resistance Mechanisms to the Antibiotic and Phytotoxin Fusaric Acid – Frankie K. Crutcher – Journal of Chemical Ecology

Book: Soil Pollution: From Monitoring to Remediation – Paula Alvarenga, Christian P. Andersen (editors)

Water and extremophile microbiome
Oxic-anoxic regime shifts mediated by feedbacks between biogeochemical processes and microbial community dynamics – Timothy Bush – Nature Communications

Built environment
Impact of carbon monoxide partial pressures on methanogenesis and medium chain fatty acids production during ethanol fermentation – Sofia Esquivel-Elizondo – Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Food microbiology
Volatile Organic Compounds in Feces Associate With Response to Dietary Intervention in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Megan Rossi – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Tiny but mighty: bacterial membrane vesicles in food biotechnological applications – Yue Liu – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

10 – Microstructure, constituents, and their relationship with quality and functionality of dietary fibers – Naphaporn Chiewchan – Food Science, Technology and Nutrition

Targeting gut microbiota: Lactobacillus alleviated type 2 diabetes via inhibiting LPS secretion and activating GPR43 pathway – Kai-Kai Li – Journal of Functional Foods

Probiotics / prebiotics
Enhancing the viability of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG after spray drying and during storage – Géraldine Broeckx – International Journal of Pharmaceutics

Review: Challenges and Opportunities of Nontraditional Approaches to Treating Bacterial Infections – Brian N Tse – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Probiotic intervention influences the salivary levels of Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 and Tissue Inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP)-1 in healthy adults – Heli Jäsberg – Archives of Oral Biology

Bioinformatics
Detection of complex structural variation from paired-end sequencing data – Joseph G. Arthur – bioRxiv

Codon-Dependent Translational Accuracy Controls Protein Quality in Escherichia coli but not in Saccharomyces cerevisiae – Lyne Jossé – bioRxiv

Techniques
A simple dilute and shoot approach incorporated with pentafluorophenyl (PFP) column based LC-MS/MS assay for the simultaneous determination of trimethylamine N-oxide and trimethylamine in spot urine samples with high throughput – Xiaoguang (Sunny) Li – Journal of Chromatography B

Microbes in the news
Multiple barriers to ending Madagascar’s plague outbreak – Andrew Masterson – Cosmos Magazine

A daughter’s affliction gives mother’s work ‘meaning and purpose’ – Liora Engel-Smith – The Sentinel

Antibiotic apocalypse’: doctors sound alarm over drug resistance – Robin McKie –
The Guardian

Want to cut your risk of urinary tract infection? Drink water, says study – Zee Media Bureau

Statins have power to help elderly fight off killer superbug – Sarah Westcott – Express